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regurgitate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v regurgitate eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth "After drinking too much, the students vomited","He purged continuously","The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
    • v regurgitate repeat after memorization "For the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information"
    • v regurgitate feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food "many birds feed their young by regurgitating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest"
    • v regurgitate pour or rush back "The blood regurgitates into the heart ventricle"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquify the food that they are going to eat
    • v. i Regurgitate To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back. "The food may regurgitate m the stomach into the esophagus and mouth."
    • v. t Regurgitate To throw or pour back, as from a deep or hollow place; to pour or throw back in great quantity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Housefly's regurgitate food and eat it again every time they eat
    • regurgitate To pour or cause to rush or surge back; pour or throw back in great quantity.
    • regurgitate To be poured back; surge or rush back.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Starfish eat by regurgitating their stomach on top of their food. If they dont like what they are eating they detach the stomach and grow a new one.
    • v.t Regurgitate rē-gur′ji-tāt to throw or pour back from a deep place
    • v.i Regurgitate to be thrown or poured back:—pr.p. regur′gitāting; pa.p. regur′gitāted
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. regurgitare, regurgitatum,; L. pref. re-, re- + gurges, -itis, a gulf. Cf. Regorge

Usage

In literature:

The nurse said that when the child sucked some milk regurgitated through the supernumerary mouth.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
When they regurgitate the thing they hear!
"Seven Men" by Max Beerbohm
All the sensations induced by lapping water and regurgitating waves took material shape and surrounded him.
"For the Term of His Natural Life" by Marcus Clarke
It was a regurgitation of the old tide of somber horror which had submerged her after the murder of her mother.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
As they approached this capital, Renaldo's grief seemed to regurgitate with redoubled violence.
"The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Complete" by Tobias Smollett
A faint regurgitation of his was somehow invested with the paternal.
"Miss Lulu Bett" by Zona Gale
An old mitral regurgitant murmur is useful for this purpose.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
They called this "unswallowing it," although they should have said "regurgitating.
"Among the Farmyard People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
As a rule we have no regurgitation and no sour babies on the three-hour schedule.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
When the valves of the right side are affected we may find a regurgitant pulsation in the jugular vein.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
It fell back, shuddering convulsively, and suddenly regurgitated a small, furry animal.
"Cat and Mouse" by Ralph Williams
Well, let them have it," said he grimly, "but we are sure to get a regurgitation in our direction before many days.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
Sometimes fluids regurgitate through the nose, and the voice may become nasal and indistinct.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Was it a regurgitation of his early moods, when first he became victim to the wildness of the ranges?
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
The young are fed by regurgitation upon an oily fluid which has a very offensive odor.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
In feeding of the young, regurgitation of partly digested food does not take place, according to Wheelock (1905).
"Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds" by M. Dale Arvey
The jerking pulse of aortic regurgitation is the most remarkable example of this.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
I have seen no evidence of regurgitation.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
Occasionally babies regurgitate orange juice, but the reaction usually ceases after a day or two.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
This is called feeding by "regurgitation," or "throwing up.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
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In news:

In a world of politicians who memorize sound bites and regurgitate them like robots, Joe Biden is different.
As a writer, I am loathe to rehash, regurgitate, dregde up, however you want to call it, old material for new columns.
The piece is mostly regurgitated military talking points, but there's a startling statistic near the end.
The Sandusky Regurgitator has obtained a confidential plan concocted by well meaning people to improve the image of the city of Sandusky.
A Whitesburg jail inmate has been criminally charged for swallowing a prescription bottle and later regurgitating it to take some of the pills.
Their mates feed them at the nest by regurgitation.
Direct Flow Medical TAVR System Virtually Eliminates Aortic Regurgitation .
He regurgitates after a win.
It presents with symptoms of heartburn, regurgitation, and difficulty swallowing.
Just spewing or regurgitating garbage and insults says more about the insulter than the candidate being insulted.
Owls, like this one seen at an animal pet fair in Stuttgart, Germany, swallow their prey whole and then regurgitate what they can't digest.
You regurgitate Pew 's claim that Oregon spends a larger percentage of its general fund on corrections than any other state.
A March 20 letter writer regurgitates Democrat talking points in an attempt to alienate voters against Republicans, big business and corporations (he deems "the wealthy").
Upon first whiff, former NPR reporter Miranda Kennedy's memoir, Sideways on a Scooter : Life and Love in India (Random House, 352 pages, $26), reeks of Eat, Pray, Love regurgitated.
Written over 400 years ago, 'tis regurgitated yet one more time by the newly minted Bach Dor Shakespeare Co.
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